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Compound Butter Recipes That Will Make Your Meal Instantly Better

It's all in the butter.
07/08/2012 10:08pm ET | Updated December 6, 2017

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Photo credit: How Sweet It Is, Foodie Crush

If you've been looking for a way to upgrade your home cooking, but don't want to put a lot of time and effort into it, look no further than compound butters. Compound butters are basically just butter with fresh herbs, garlic or other flavors added to it -- and they prove that yes, there is in fact a way to make butter even more delicious. They add a ton of flavor to grilled steaks, seafood and veggies and require no additional cooking.

The best part is, you can make a few different flavors ahead of time and stock them in the fridge to call on when you need. Check out the 13 recipes below -- and make your dinner taste instantly better without breaking a sweat.

1
Roasted Garlic Butter
How Sweet It Is
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2
Porcini Compound Butter
Foodie Crush
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3
Cherry Tomato Butter
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4
Chive Herb Butter
Foodie Crush
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5
Spicy Mustard And Garlic Compound Butter
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6
Honey Sriracha Butter
Rasa Malaysia
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7
Pinot Noir Butter
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8
Cherry Tomato Basil Butter
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9
Garlic Herb Butter
Rasa Malaysia
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10
Spicy Buffalo Butter
Foodie Crush
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11
Cilantro-Lime Compound Butter
Good Life Eats
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12
Honey Mustard Beer Butter
Soup Addict
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13
Strawberry Vanilla Butter Compound
The Maker Girl
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